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Itinerary: Samburu and Lake Turkana Camel Safari

Samburu and Lake Turkana Camel Safari

Trekking in the bush with Samburu guides, English speaking, who will keep you entertained with local stories and culture, you spend four nights in the bush, changing camp sites each night.

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Samburu and Lake Turkana Camel Safari
Samburu and Lake Turkana Camel Safari
Samburu and Lake Turkana Camel Safari

Overview
Leaving Nairobi on day 01, you are transferred to Maralal, here you will spend the night in our self contained Bandas. In the morning you set out after breakfast on your camel trek. Trekking in the bush with Samburu guides, English speaking, who will keep you entertained with local stories and culture, you spend four nights in the bush, changing camp sites each night, with a support vehicle moving the camp each day. Your last night at Yare Club [Sunday] is in our self contained Bandas once more, a Samburu dance is included, and on Monday you join the Turkana truck. Specially designed with high sides, the vehicle is equipped for the rough terrain you will pass over. Camping is at camp sites and in the bush, depending 011 our location. All camp equipment is provided [except sleeping bags], and our cook will keep you well fed throughout the safari.

Day 1 - Transfer to Maralal
Depart Nairobi at 09:00am heading via Nyahururu to our Camel Club in Maralal. Overnight in self contained Bandas. [Approx. 8 hours]

Day 2 - Camel Trekking
After breakfast you set off through the bush and Maralal game sanctuary. It should be remembered that this is not primarily a game viewing safari, but you never know what you might bump into!

Day3, 4 and 5 - Camel Trekking
After a hot breakfast you set off through the bush. You may ride or walk, the gait is slow and the camels can allow you to change whenever you wish. Mattresses pad the locally made wooden frames 011 your camel. The pace is relaxed and there is plenty of time to study the environment and mke pictures as you move along. Ther are only a few places where you might be forced to dismount due to washed out luggers and river beds. The camels axe led by Samburu Morons who will keep you informed of what you are seeing and of the culture of the people you may meet. On your arrival at camp a shower waits you [water permitting] and your cook will have afternoon tea and snacks ready for you. Later in the afternoon you may choose to go on a nature walk with your Moran guides.

Day 6 - Yare Camel Club
Usually returning to our Club about mid day, you are free to explore Maralal town after lunch, or just relax around the Club. If you choose to visit the town, your Moran guides will accompany you to add to the experience. Before dusk the Sambum Morans and ladies will dance for you at the Club, before dinner and overnight in OUI Bandas.

Day 7: Transfer to safari truck – Kurungu (OldonyoNyiru)
Depart from Maralal over the Rift Valley escarpment, north to Baragoi and South HOIT. North of S. Horr we arrive at Kurungu., nestling between Mt. Oldonyo Nyiru and Mt. Mara. Private camp site. [approx. 8 hours),

Day 8: Lake Turkana - Loiyangalani
Crossing the Alberta Plains, we descend to the \'Jade Sea, Lake Turkana. Private Camp site [approx. 5 hours].

Day 9 - Lake Turkana
A trip to E1 Molo Bay, here we visit the smallest tribe in Africa. At leisure at Loiyangalani. Swimming pool and cold beers available at \'Oasis Lodge\' - at cost!.

Day 10 - Kaisut desert - Parsaloi
This is the toughest days ride and bush camp of the safari. Crossing the Kaisut desert, we head throug.i1 the Matthew\'s mountains into the Wamba area. Bush camp. [approx. 10 hours].

Day 11 - Samburu Reserve
Samburu Reserve. We drive to Samburu Buffalo Springs camp.

Day 12 - Samburu Reserve
The day is spent game viewing in the Reserve. Elephants abound; you should see lion, reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Grevey\'s Zebra and Oryx. We camp within the Reserve. .

Day 13 Nanyuki - Nairobi
After breakfast, we pass Mt. Kenya, climbing past the foothills of the mountain and across the Equator. Picnic lunch, returning to Nairobi late afternoon.

Price
USD 1,550 Per person

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Note:
~ The camel section may be shortened to fit in with your time frame if required. The camel section ends on Sunday night

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